The Impact of a Beach Chair Position During Shoulder Arthroscopy on Regional Cerebral Oxygen Saturation : Comparison of Interscalene Block and General Anesthesia


Lead Sponsor: Osijek University Hospital

Source Osijek University Hospital
Brief Summary

The aim of this study is to investigate the relationship between the patient positioning in the beach chair position with consequential arterial pressure changes and their influence on regional cerebral oxygen saturation under two anesthesia techniques, general anesthesia in one group of patients and interscalene block in the second group of patients.

Detailed Description

The participants of the study are patients scheduled for elective shoulder athroscopy. The patients randomise themselves by choosing the type of anesthesia technique (general anesthesia or interscalene block) after detailed description of both techniques. They receive the standard, routine medical care (monitoring and anesthesia techniques) during which the obtained data of arterial pressure, heart rate, peripheral and cerebral oxygen saturation will be statistically analysed and compared.

Overall Status Completed
Start Date December 2013
Primary Completion Date January 2015
Study Type Observational
Primary Outcome
Measure Time Frame
changes in arterial pressure from baseline baseline, during the operation, one hour after the operation
Secondary Outcome
Measure Time Frame
changes in regional cerebral oxygen saturation from baseline baseline, during the operation, one hour after the operation
Enrollment 60

Sampling Method: Probability Sample


Inclusion Criteria:

Inclusion criterion for the study was the approval for surgery under general or regional anesthesia with ASA I and ASA II patients classification. -

Exclusion Criteria:

- The patients who have refused to take part in the study, patients assessed as ASA III or higher, who have cerebrovascular or coronary disease, coagulopathy, hypersensitivity to local anesthetics or other contraindications to one or the other type of anesthetic techniques All patients in whom the operation lasted less than 20 minutes or longer than 90 minutes, have been also excluded from the study.

Gender: All

Minimum Age: 18 Years

Maximum Age: N/A

Healthy Volunteers: No

Verification Date

November 2015

Responsible Party

Type: Sponsor

Has Expanded Access No
Condition Browse
Arm Group

Label: GA

Description: general anesthesia

Label: ISB

Description: interscalene block

Study Design Info

Observational Model: Case-Control

Time Perspective: Prospective